Ernest Rideout

February 7, 1934 - March 9, 2022
March 14, 2022 6 Condolences Print Obituary

Ernie, as he was known to his friends, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2022, in Edmonton, Alberta, at the age of 88 years.

He was born and raised in Foxtrap, Newfoundland, and joined the Hudson’s Bay Company as a young man. His employment with the Company spanned 40 years and four different provinces.
Ernie loved to read but his true passion was gardening, which always produced great amounts of vegetables. Detailed records of what was to be planted, when and where they should be planted, were kept, and reviewed every year. He also enjoyed sailing, a good game of cribbage, and spending time at the cabin in Green Lake, Saskatchewan.

Ernie is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Elsie; his children, Belinda (Ryan), Stephan, Dianna (Herb), Alice (Rick), James (Carole), and Kenneth (Lynn); his nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and 18 nieces and nephews.

He was pre-deceased by his parents, Alexander and Belinda, sister Lillian, brother Harvey and sister Elva.

A Memorial Service will be held later this year in Edmonton.

  1. Elsie and family; So sorry for your loss.My parents always talked about my cousin Ernest who moved away from home at a young age. My dad Joseph Rideout would look forward to his visits on his many trips back home to NL. I pray your wonderful memories of Ernest will help you in the difficult days ahead. May he rest in peace and rise in Glory

  2. To Aunt Elsie, Lindy, Steve, Dianna, Alice, Jim, Ken and all the extended family and friends, Maxine and I want to extend to you all our most sincere condolences on the passing of Uncle Ernie. Forgive our tardiness, we were very slow to find his Obituary.
    Ernie was always Uncle Ernest to me until 1985 when I had an opportunity to visit the family during a military exercise I attended at CFB Wainwright. When I looked up his number in the phone book I could only find Ernie Rideout. My grandparents were always very formal when speaking of Ernie, only referring to him as Ernest. I ended up calling home to confirm his phone number :o))
    18 years later I was posted to Alberta and had an opportunity to get to know the whole family much better. I learned my Uncle was very much a fun person to be around. He had some strong opinions but also a good hearty laugh. We golfed occasionally, they took care of our dog at times and we camped at the family cabin at Green Lake in Saskatchewan. We both liked to read, after taking a Month to read Angles and Demons, I let him borrow it and a day later he had it finished. While golfing, I was continuously missing my ball and saying common now do that again. After the 4th miss in a row I looked over to find Ernie & Dianna bent over laughing at me. On another hole while I was looking for my ball after 6 strokes, Ernie called out proudly to let me know he was on the green in 2.
    My children and grandchildren have been at their home visiting and I feel so blessed. He attended my retirement party from the military and I was so proud to show him off. He was not a hugging type of person, not with men at least, one of the funniest things I remember is how he tensed up when I tried to hug him. I laughed so hard!
    RIP Uncle Ernie, I can only imagine the stories you must be sharing with the those who have gone before.
    Aunt Elsie I hope you can draw on all those wonderful memories you have and the strength from all those children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to help you cope during this difficult time until you are reunited with the Love of your life xoxo.

  3. Hi Aunt Elsie and family, we’re so sorry to hear about uncle Ernie’s passing. I wish we were closer and could have seen him again. Pls accept our sincerest sympathies. Love you all.
    John and Wendy

  4. Elsie and Family. Sorry to learn of the passing of Ernest. I am Ernest’s cousin and do remember Ernest visiting my Dad, Joseph Rideout when he would make a trip to Newfoundland. Prayers are with you and your Family as you go through this most difficult time. May Ernest Rest In Peace.

  5. Dear Elsie and family,
    I was truly sorry to hear of Ernie’s passing but he had a good run of things for 88 years. My heart felt condolences to everyone. RIP Ernie. God Speed on your journey. Rita Hede

  6. Hello Elsie, I’m so sorry for your loss. Ernie had a big impact on my life as the years went on. Ernie was my boss when I worked for the Hudson’s Bay Co, back in the early 1980’s, Not sure you would remember me, my colleagues at the Company were Rob Spear and Brian Finlayson. After 40 years Brian and I are still in the Fur Business. I’m in BC, Brian is in Alberta Rob retired from teaching is in Manitoba , the three of us still stay in touch and when we chat we talk about our times in Edmonton and the crazy things we did under Ernie’s watch. Ernie had a steady hand on the the tiller, he had to in order to keep us three young rambunctious know it all fur buyers under control. And he did a good job at that. Elsie, I’m just sorry that I didn’t stay in touch, I would have liked to have told Ernie the positive impact he had on my life. Calvin Kania , Nanaimo BC

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